Definitions for apprehensiveˌæp rɪˈhɛn sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehensive, discerning(adj)

    quick to understand

    "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

  2. apprehensive, worried(adj)

    mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

    "apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"

  3. apprehensive(adj)

    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

    "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"


  1. apprehensive(Adjective)

    Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

  2. apprehensive(Adjective)

    Perceptive; quick to learn; intelligent; capable of grasping with the mind or intellect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apprehensive(adj)

    capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning

  2. Apprehensive(adj)

    knowing; conscious; cognizant

  3. Apprehensive(adj)

    relating to the faculty of apprehension

  4. Apprehensive(adj)

    anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil

  5. Apprehensive(adj)

    sensible; feeling; perceptive

  6. Origin: [Cf. F. apprhensif. See Apprehend.]

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  • тревожен, загриженBulgarian
  • aprensiuCatalan, Valencian
  • besorgtGerman
  • inquieto, aprensivoSpanish
  • levoton, huolestunutFinnish
  • soucieux, appréhensif, perspicace, vif, inquietFrench
  • 気遣う, 不安, 明敏, 恐れるJapanese
  • 염려하다, 우려하다, 총명하다Korean
  • manawakinoMāori
  • bezorgdDutch
  • поня́тливый, сообрази́тельный, проница́тельный, опаса́ющийся, смышлёныйRussian
  • inteligentan, oštrouman, pronicav, pronicljiv, zabrinutSerbo-Croatian
  • orolig, ängsligSwedish

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